Why are there birthstones?
The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The current list dates back to 1912 with only one addition since then – tanzanite was added to December. ~ American Gem Society
September Birthstone: Sapphire
Show me a person who doesn’t appreciate sapphire! The blue is deep, rich and complements any skin tone. Sapphires are from the corundum family (like rubies). Sapphires are all colors, except for red, that is a ruby.
“Greeks wore sapphire for guidance when seeking answers from the oracle. Buddhists believed it brought spiritual enlightenment, and Hindus used it during worship. Early Christian kings cherished sapphire’s powers of protection by using it in ecclesiastical rings.”(1)
Check out some of the pieces I have created for you with the gorgeousness that is sapphire!
Whether you are a September baby or not I believe every woman desires at least one jewelry piece with sapphire. It’s a blue that goes with everything including jeans! Dress it up or dress it down…you can’t go wrong.
This is the first time for me working with sapphires. I found this incredible strand of graduated rondelles (squashed tubes that vary in size from small to large in one strand). I could see a ton of opportunities to play with these beauties. Here are a few sapphire earrings:
Delicate dainty bracelets are perfect to stack, but this one can stand on its own too!
Imagine a fall sweater with these sapphire necklaces. The ombre sapphire bar necklace is stunning and delicate, layer it with your other favorite pieces or let it shine when you are accessorizing lightly that day.
The scoop sapphire necklace is gorgeous on its own. Lovely for accessorizing with a blouse, button-up, even a cocktail dress.
So which sapphire piece is your favorite? Leave me a comment, or just click the image and make it yours from our online shop.
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